Hulu has cut a new deal with Endemol Shine International for the exclusive US SVOD rights to seasons one and two of Mr. Bean: The Animated Series.
Produced by Endemol’s Tiger Aspect Productions, the series takes British actor/comedian Rowan Atkinson’s pratfall-prone Mr. Bean character and brings him into a cartoon world.
The first season of 52 x 11-minute episodes originally aired on Britain’s ITV from 2002 to 2004, and went on to sell into 70 international territories. Season two debuted on CITV (Children’s ITV) in February.
Celebrating his 25th anniversary this year, Mr. Bean has become a popular figure on social media. His YouTube channel has more than 1.37 billion views, and the character’s Facebook page has more than 62 million likes.